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Aamir Khan: Bollywood should return to Kashmir
February 9, 2012 06:51:49 PM IST updated February 10, 2012 02:29:37 PM IST Neyaz Elahi, IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
After the movie MANN, Bollywood star Aamir Khan is again in Kashmir, enjoying the natural beauty of the Paradise on Earth and hoping that Bollywood returns to the valley once again like the good old days.
The Bollywood actor arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday and visited the famous floating vegetable gardens in Dal Lake. He also visited many other places including the world famous tourist resort Sonamarg, Gund, Memer and Kangan. He was welcomed and cheered by his hundreds of fans at many places.
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While talking to reporters in Srinagar, Aamir said that he feels on moon whenever he visits Kashmir. 'Kashmir is a paradise and I love to be here. It's a perfect place to shoot and its natural beauty acts as natural sets for Bollywood film makers.' Aamir Khan said. CHECK OUT: Aamir's 3 IDIOTS to help fight terrorism
The Bollywood actor said he hopes filmmakers return here like the good old times. 'There was a time when almost all the movies of Bollywood were shot in the Valley. I hope that time has come and I wish more and more filmmakers start visiting Kashmir to shoot their movies. Last time I came here was to shoot MANN (1999). Kashmir is really a paradise and there is no need to visit any other place when you visit Kashmir,' Aamir further adds.
Some parts of his blockbuster movie 3 IDIOTS were shot in Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir. However, Aamir said that he felt sorry for not visiting Kashmir valley when he was shooting for the movie 3 IDIOTS in Ladakh. 'We went directly to Leh to shoot 3 IDIOTS and I did not get an opportunity to visit the valley that time,' said the 46 year-old actor.
Sources said that Aamir had shot an ad film for 'Incredible India' in Kashmir though he did not divulge any information about it.